A couple of outside forces conspired to prevent me from growing out a mustache this month, but thankfully that doesn't stop me from doing my part to bring awareness to the Movember cause. I've teamed up with 7 For All Mankind to style their limited edition Movember jean—$20 from every pair sold is donated to the charity—and get the word out about some very important men's health issues. And in the absence of a Mo, I thought I'd feature something just as badass: my motorcycle. VIEW MORE ▶︎
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Finding that middle ground between causal and dressed up can often be challenging. There are always those occasions—cocktails or date nights, for example—when jeans and a casual button-up aren't quite enough and a full on suit is definitely too much. I call that in-between style sharp casual and it usually involves combining elements from both worlds. If you stock your closet with simple and stylish basics, it's an easy look to pull off even if you only have a few minutes to get ready before rushing out the door. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Night and day, you are the one / Only you beneath the moon or under the sun / Whether near to me or far / It's no matter, darling, where you are / I think of you, day and night. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the classics. More than anything, I find comfort in something that has stood the test of time and remains just as perfect today as when it was created. It is one of the reasons I am drawn to classic style and also why I am so excited to have partnered with Banana Republic as the brand ambassador for the Black & White Shop as part of their new Open For Joy campaign. VIEW MORE ▶︎
An unfortunate pant style from the early 2010s reminiscent of the Hammer Pants of the 1980s popularized by Stanley Burell.
A young, urban, heterosexual male with liberal political views, an interest in fashion, and a refined sense of taste.
A man’s comfortable jacket, typically made of velvet, formerly worn while smoking after dinner.
An ankle-length boot made with a suede upper and a crepe leather sole.
A type of outer garment that is half shirt, half jacket. Kind of both. But not either.
A multicolored diamond pattern, sometimes with overplaid, usually in wool; originally knitted in England on hand frames, it is now made by machines and applied primarily to socks and sweaters.
A trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.
A small, thin suitcase that is used especially for carrying papers and documents.
The height, distance and spacing of a coat’s front buttons relative to its front edge and waist.
A man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self.
Clothing that is sewn from a standard-sized based pattern.
A unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing.
Last weekend I was in Venice, Italy with Persol for their Atelier Persol launch event. The campaign invited six artists from different disciplines to create works of art centered around the theme of the Phoenix. It was the latest installment in a series of efforts by a brand that is synonymous with timeless style, elegance, craftsmanship, and heritage. It was humbling to be invited to attend and I am extremely excited to share with you a taste of the event. VIEW MORE ▶︎
My latest article for Playboy (link slightly NSFW, though there is no nudity) is out now and is a list of six fall essentials that no stylish man should be without. Among the items I chose were a great pair of boots, a plaid shirt, a shawl collar cardigan, a patterned or textured blazer, a leather biker jacket, and a stylish getaway bag. Shop a few of my picks below and see all of them in my article for Playboy. VIEW MORE ▶︎
If you follow me on Instagram you got a sneak peek of this look a couple weeks ago when I was in New York City for an upcoming special project with JackThreads. I'm big on traveling comfortably, yet stylishly and am always keen to express that as the season dictates. Lately, I've found myself drawn overwhelmingly to plaid, which is definitely a fall-appropriate pattern. Because plaid tends to be rather bold it's easy to want to let it make a statement on its own. However, it is possible to combine plaids tastefully. Here's a look that mixes two different plaids—a large and bold one in my Johnston & Murphy shirt with the elegant and subtle windowpane in the jacket from my Reiss three piece suit. VIEW MORE ▶︎
What season can you wear suede shoes? There really is no wrong answer to that question. Suede shoes look great no matter what the season, though keeping them out of foul weather will ensure they always look great. Fall is my absolute favorite and certainly the perfect time to add a little colorful suede to your shoe game. I've teamed up with Johnston & Murphy to style one of the more iconic suede shoe colors. Here's a simple way to work some blue suede shoes into your fall wardrobe. VIEW MORE ▶︎
In addition to getting to style a couple of great items from the Reiss AW13 collection, I was also invited to take over the Reiss blog for a day. My contribution is a little window into my life, travels, and experiences over the course of a month. It was a fun project and I was excited to get to share some of my favorite spots in Baltimore—some fairly well known as well as a couple hidden gems a little off the beaten path. Check out my post on the Reiss blog by clicking here and take a look at just a few of my favorites from the Reiss AW13 collection below. Men's Style Blog Fashion Grooming - He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎